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Compaq. Remember that name? Believe it or not, the brand is still around, and the HP subordinate has just revealed one of the most eye-catching machines to be announced this year. The Airlife 100 is a really unique computer. The 10.1" screen may lead you to believe that this is just another netbook, but the specification lists says otherwise.In... Read more...
Today's smartphone market is hotter and more competitive than ever before, and for the first time in history, chip makers are coming to the forefront of innovation. They've always been important, but finally consumers are starting to recognize the technology that makes their phone tick, and these days, makes it play... Read more...
Garmin-Asus already announced one major smartphone for the Mobile World Congress expo next week in Spain, but Windows Mobile 6.5.3 may not excite the masses. In order to fire up some interest from the other crowd, the company is also introducing another new nuvifone in the A50.The A50 differs slightly in design, but the biggest change is under... Read more...
If you're old enough to remember the Nintendo NES Power Glove, you'll definitely get a kick out of this. iKey Designs has just introduced a customized, wearable keyboard for SpecOps Systems, and it's probably one of the most interested input peripherals that we've seen in the past few years. SpecOps has a pretty awesome mission in life: to... Read more...
If you've been getting used using USB 2.0, and you have no intentions of ever upgrading, LaCie may have the thing to sway you against your better wishes. The storage company has today introduced an expansion to their "Rugged" family, as the Rugged eSATA slips in to provide users faster transfer rates than they're used to while also freeing... Read more...
We've personally experienced the potency of Digital Storm gaming rigs, and it looks like the company is now ready to really up the ante when it comes to power and performance. Digital Storm may not as huge a name in the industry as Alienware, but it certainly offers up the best of the best for those who are willing to... Read more...
The Level 10 case has almost taken on a life of its own. Just mention "Level 10" within PC enthusiast circles, and most of the will likely know exactly what you're talking about. It's easily one of the most innovative PC enclosures that we've seen in years, and while it's certainly expensive, those in the position to... Read more...
Apple did it once. Can they do it again? Back in 2003, iTunes launched into the world in a big way, and what happened next would change the record industry and the music landscape forever. Before iTunes, people still flocked to stores to buy CDs, and any sort of online portal for accessing music was either illegal or... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is a major cellphone trade show, and given the pervasiveness in smartphones these days, it's ramping up to be quite the extravaganza. The show begins next week, but many companies are already pushing out details on a number of their standout products. Garmin-Asus is a newcomer to the smartphone... Read more...
Lately, most of the new RAM announcements that we have seen have been from industry stalwarts like OCZ, Kingston or Crucial. Mushkin has remained mostly quiet on the memory front over the past few months, but the company is apparently looking to get serious about its position with new Redline DDR3 kits.Two new bundles... Read more...
Logitech has been on a real roll of late when it comes to peripherals. The company has been pushing out some of the more unique offerings lately, and this product is no different. The Wireless Desktop MK710 is going directly up against some of Microsoft's own keyboard/mouse bundles, with this one claiming to be the... Read more...
NOR doesn't receive nearly the attention that NAND does in the memory world, but it's just as important for companies in the industry. In many ways, the two technologies are similar, but two main differences set them apart: first, the connections of the individual memory cells are different, and secondly, the... Read more...
There are a few things you have to do right in the storage world to stay on top: speed, capacity, price and reliability. Seagate is hoping to master all four with their newest drive, which is said to be the "world’s highest-capacity and most reliable 2.5-inch enterprise-class drive."The Savvio 10.4K hard drive just... Read more...
Lenovo had one of the largest showings from any single PC manufacturer at CES this year, and while sifting through the company's new lineup of machines can be a daunting task for the average consumer, it was pretty clear from the outset that the ThinkPad Edge would be one of Lenovo's standout products of 2010. In many ways, it's a departure... Read more...
Kingston's SSDNow V Series has been very successful for the company, and it was widely praised by reviewers when it originally launched. You know what companies do when they strike gold? They try to strike it once again. The storage mainstay is today launching their second-generation SSDNow V Series of solid state... Read more...
At first glance, we suspected this was some sort of joke. But no, this is real. Very real. Opera, which is a smaller, up-and-coming browser company, has just announced their full intention to introduce Opera Mini for...the iPhone. Yeah, the iPhone. The phone that Apple has total and absolute control over, and it plans... Read more...
Wisair is still fighting the good fight, doing their best to extend the reach of single-chip based UWB products in a world that is already enamored by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It's tough for up-and-coming wireless protocols to gain traction when so many standards are already seen as "mainstays," but getting some attention... Read more...
When you think iPhone GPS, you probably think TomTom. That's likely because Apple themselves endorsed TomTom's app and cradle, but that one isn't widely viewed as the most superior option. Navigon is a lesser known navigation company, but the outfit's MobileNavigator app is easily one of the nicer choices when looking... Read more...
Netgear has been in the router business for years now, but connectivity is changing. It's not just Wi-Fi that we need access to anymore--it's 3G as well. The company's newest broadband router makes sure to integrate that very functionality, with the MBRN3300 featuring an internal 3G modem as well as the typical features you'd expect in a Wi-Fi... Read more...
InFocus has been a major player in the projection industry for years now, and the company's latest unit appeals directly to home cinema buffs in need of a new 1080p shooter that can put their Blu-ray films up against a 100+ inch wall. The new SP8602 isn't one of those pocketable pico projectors; this is a real-deal... Read more...
If you upgraded your old notebook to Windows 7, you may have seen a new message surrounding the battery life meter that never appeared in Vista or XP. Many users began to think that Win7 was incorrectly reporting that their battery needed replacing, and the noise got so loud that Microsoft had no choice but to... Read more...
Google has been an innovator for years now. They fundamentally changed the way we searched for items on the Internet, and for many, they have changed how one perceives email. Gmail and Google (search engine) are both best-in-class tools, and the Android operating system is seriously challenging iPhone OS and webOS... Read more...
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